U.S. Congressional Record: In Recognition of Watchman Nee

Madam Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the immense spiritual achievement of Watchman Nee, a great pioneer of Christianity in China. Christianity Today magazine recently honored Watchman Nee as one of the 100 most influential Christians of the twentieth century. Watchman Nee died over thirty years ago but his life and work continue to influence millions of Protestant …

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U.S. Congressional Record: Watchman Nee and Witness Lee

Mr. Speaker, a little over four years ago my esteemed colleague from New Jersey, the honorable Chris Smith, rose in this chamber to bring due attention to one of the great Christians of the twentieth century--the noted Chinese teacher and church-planter, Watchman Nee. Today, I rise to complete the circle on this compelling story by honoring Watchman Nee's closest co-worker, Witness Lee. …

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Christianity in China from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

The Assembly Hall (Juhuichu or Juhuisuo) or "Little Flock" (Xiao-qun), was organized in the mid-1920s and led before 1937 by Ni Tuosheng (Watchman Nee, 1903—72). Ni’s name is familiar to many Christians around the world because several of his talks and a few of his writings have been translated and published abroad since the 1930s; many are still available, and widely read, today. From the mid- …

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Protestantism in Contemporary China

The other major indigenous church is properly known as the Local Assemblies, although it is usually called 'Little Flock' by outsiders. Founded in 1928, and with no support at all from missions, it had some 70,000 members by 1949 and is still influential today. Its founder was a dynamic and controversial Fujianese called Ni Tuosheng, better known in English as Watchman Nee. While still a student …

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Watchman Nee - Church Planter and Preacher of Holiness

By 1928 Nee had settled in Shanghai. At that time throughout China there were anti-foreign demonstrations and kidnappings. Most missionaries had returned temporarily to their home countries. The future of mission-founded churches was uncertain. Many Chinese pastors had severed their links with western missions. Renting a property in Hardoon Road seating 100 people, Nee commenced …

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The Churches in North America Came to Assist in Spiritual Rebuilding

The first group of 52 are heading toward the disaster area today to help with clearing up, repairing, and moving. A Christian Loving Care Service team from North America, consisting of members of various professional backgrounds—structural engineering, medicine, nursing, social works, etc.—will go to the disaster area of the September 21 earthquake to help with cleaning, repairing, moving, and …

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